Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Kelly and Chris {Married}

I was so excited to photograph Kelly and Chris's wedding from the second we first met! It felt like Kelly and I knew eachother for years after meeting for a few minutes. She is one of the sweetest and most gorgeous people I have ever met and their wedding was just as beautiful! The getting ready pictures were taken at the amazing Bungalow Hotel in Long Branch. The hotel was so ecclectic and modern, really a photographer's dream! Then the ceremony and reception were held at the exquisite Avenue in Long Branch. The views from the roof were just amazing, especially at night! Kelly and Chris, I wish you both a happy and blessed marriage! Always keep smiling :)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Contest winner and a few announcements

After over 500 votes, a winner has been chosen. Congratulations to Laura and Josh for winning the 2009 Photo contest of the year award!!! You won by over 200 votes! Thank you to every couple who participated in the contest :)

1) Many of you who have worked with me in the past will come to realize that I am more of an artist and not the typical wedding photographer. I want future couples to understand that it takes time to create such artistic shots and it's important to have a block of time set for the wedding photos. So in the future, I will no longer be blogging weddings that don't have at least 45 minutes of photography with just the bride and groom. Some weddings in the past, I've only had 5-10 minutes of photos with the couple and while I do work well under pressure, it's not an ideal situation to find the right light in.

2) I'm happy to announce that I am fully booked for October, so I will no longer be taking October inquiries for 2010.

3) Due to a recent copyright infringement occurence with another photographer, I will be watermarking all photos in future weddings...

God Bless,

Nicole and Dave {Engaged}

Nicole and Dave are longtime friends of me and John. I was beyond excited when they asked me to photograph their engagement pictures! We decided on having the photoshoot at the lovely Point Pleasant boardwalk. It was literally freezing outside and the wind made it even colder! I have to give credit to Nicole for wearing such a cute summer dress in 40 degree weather :)